Accession Number : AD0620242

Title :   LUNAR COORDINATES AND THEIR DETERMINATION.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : MANCHESTER UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Kopal,Zdenek

Report Date : 03 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The methods of determining the apparent lunar coordinates of a point of the surface of the Moon from a photographic plate are derived from first principles. The theory of the determination of relative heights of features on the lunar surface is rigorously formulated, together with the necessary formulae to account for the effects of solar limb darkening. A more general theory applicable to the case of photographs taken from a space-craft is also derived. A comprehensive account of the rotation of the Moon and optical librations is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, PHOTOGRAMMETRY), (*PHOTOGRAMMETRY, MOON), SURFACE PROPERTIES, ROTATION, GEODESICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE